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    You could also cut them length ways and have a reading made raised bed. You'd get a good depth in the middle and not too bad on the edges either. Obviously drill holes in it for drainage. And you need to dig a little trench / gulley to seat it in to stop rocking.
    Lots of people do that with mussel floats up here. ( just had an idea for my new garden if it happens )

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    Less sensible ideas
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    ice bucket for beer (need to cut it down a bit)
    hide in it to catch allotment thieves


    I'd use it as another waterbut. I don't think you can ever store too much water, especially with the way the climate is changing...
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    hi,
    you could cut holes in the side of your barrel, fill it with compost and plant hanging tomatoes, strawberry plants or anything for that matter
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    As sarriss says,
    i have a tap at the bottom, fill it with nettles and have a rain pipe/overflow pipe going in. FREE liquid plant food
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    You could use the one with the lid for storing things like nets and fleece that take up quite a bit of space if not contained.
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    Mine were as already been said,i tried the one with holes in planted up with strawbs a few years ago,had a holie pipe down the middle woth gravel,and the only ones that lived were the top,the blue berry plants are great in the large ones cut in half with holes and brick drainage,i am able to move them obot if needed viea a sack barrow,am now wondering about the rhubarb,Sariss,thanks for the link,some great ideas on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    Less sensible ideas
    small bar
    ice bucket for beer (need to cut it down a bit)
    hide in it to catch allotment thieves


    I'd use it as another waterbut. I don't think you can ever store too much water, especially with the way the climate is changing...
    Or you could take one to America and go over Niagara Falls, or build a raft ready for the spring floods?

    They look ideal as potato planters, we grew JA's in something similar to keep them contained, or maybe horseradish or mint (all requiring containment).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    ....Lots of people do that with mussel floats up here. ( just had an idea for my new garden if it happens )
    Hi SP, What pray tell is a mussel float?

    Kind Regards.............Rob

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